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United States COVID-19 Statistics

29,050,456
Confirmed Cases
Updated on February 25, 2021 5:15 pm
520,708
Total deaths
Updated on February 25, 2021 5:15 pm
9,095,429
Total active cases
Updated on February 25, 2021 5:15 pm

The system that was America’s last masterclass in failure

Voting is very hard to do in a presidential election. People are hard-wired to keep their major political positions close to their vest. And...

Why New Jersey’s governor is flouting the laws of law and order

Because Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) used emergency powers to freeze jailing for parole violations for nonviolent, non-serious offenders, three prisoners were freed from Green...
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A a documentary about female artists

The bulk of La Dolce Vita is a film about poor old Marcello Mastroianni, hounded by cops, before the innocence of his Italian life...

Three Lawmakers Seek Oversight of Alleged Assault on Rep. John Conyers Jr.

A group of three Democratic lawmakers called on Friday for the creation of a new congressional oversight panel focused on investigating last week’s alleged...

In ‘Shoplifters of the World,’ alleged shoplifters talk about why they did it — and why no one would believe them

“There was a whole world of trust money,” says Allison Sharratt in a phone interview. “The only people who had any idea what I...

Trump Approval is 61% Among Likely Primary Voters

President Trump’s repeated boast that he would get 81.5 percent of the vote if the primary were held today is doing nothing to weaken...

Technology

Fashion for design professionals: to make work the happy place you want it to be

From the iconic San Francisco startup HQ to the elegant European office of Pressly, a Canadian startup aimed at helping groups of people communicate...

My Problems With YouTubers Connor Franta and Nash Grier

For reasons unexplained — maybe because I have far too many facial expressions to count — I used to really like YouTubers Nash Grier...

‘He had to be left alone.’ A mother’s goodbye to her son

I am mourning — my soul, too, my soul is suffering here. Yet the remnants of sorrow, and numbness, are playing tricks with my...

Tachyonz: New app makes scary content public, except to people who actually share it

Tachyonz, which lives on my laptop and my phone, has a big problem: It’s hard to share screenshots of frightening content on our mobile...

Why are markets worth all the time?

The year is 1900. Interest rates are high and rolling stocks are a way of life. You are an uninformed, a clueless individual investor....

Here’s the name change for your old employer

NEW YORK — If you were a law student who was getting ready to take the bar exam and you now live in Chicago...

Analysis: The Myanmar military keeps the country under control by keeping its citizens in the dark

Investigative journalist Megan McArdle has been chasing down the Myanmar security forces’ extensive and secretive effort to keep its citizens from online spying.The military...

‘American Gods’: Read the full list of the Eligible for the Hugo, Nebula, Locus and Bram Stoker Awards

1st PLACEKazuo Ishiguro, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2010, was born in 1944. He lives in London.2nd PLACEAs a child, Ishiguro...

Business

AT&T to sell $1.85 billion stake in DirecTV to invest fund

AT&T Inc. is on track to borrow $67 billion from credit markets to fund the acquisition of Time Warner Inc., a deal that has...

Neera Tanden, Obama’s potential budget director, is in jeopardy of never getting confirmation vote

Neera Tanden, President Obama’s pick to be his next budget director, is in jeopardy of never getting a confirmation vote in the Senate because...

Oddballs, Pigs and Icescopes: The Torture of a Coronavirus

Fourteen years after the coronavirus first appeared in human lungs, killing hundreds of unsuspecting Saudi Arabian patients, scientists at the University of Pittsburgh Medical...

Loretta Whitfield, doll creator and dentist, dies at 79

Loretta Whitfield, the retired dentist whose doll has become an icon for young girls with disabilities in her native South Carolina, died on Sunday...
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Sport News

Tiger Woods: Competing in the present and future

A year ago at the Abu Dhabi Championship, Tiger Woods teed off with a ruthless vengeance and stormed to victory by seven shots.It was...

Bill Wright, who made his mark as a comedian with an especially eye-catching golf shirt, has died

Bill Wright, who became one of the most recognizable faces in golf through his distinctive stare and wildly vibrant blue and red-and-white shirt, died...

Former USA Gymnastics leader accused of sexual assault dies

The former USA Gymnastics national team director, Larry Nassar, who was arrested in 2016 and later accused of sexually abusing patients, pleaded guilty to...

Recipes

Meet the designer behind the Moschino ‘Alien: Covenant’ jumpsuit

Shiho Sun, designer of the iconic yellow jumpsuit starring in the Moschino “Alien: Covenant” collection, is also a filmmaker.Sun, 28, studied media art and...

Bloomberg on Mayoral Selection: ‘Ask People for Ideas’

Thirty years ago, the Taxi and Limousine Commission picked one lucky guy to become New York City’s next mayor.Now, with Wendy’s trying to find...

Retired Couple Marks 70 Years Together with Vintage Way-Back-In Looks

With an ocean between them, and their relationship still “very strong,” Russell Wahl and Phyllis Rozenberger say they’re “only caught up in memories” at...

Arts

Y.A. book sales are booming — and here are the best books right now

Y.A. fiction is as diverse as its readership: the 2017 New York Times Book Review published a list that included stories by authors from...

An economic study explores how to create jobs in California’s creative economy

California’s creative economy shrank by 175,000 jobs from 2010 to 2016, reports a new study from the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, released on Tuesday....

Florence Birdwell, a singing instructor who tutored Broadway stars, dies at 96

Florence Birdwell, a singing instructor who tutored many Broadway stars over the decades, including Bernadette Peters, Blythe Danner and Kate Mulligan, died on Feb....

‘Rent’: the Hows and Whys

What would make you turn musical theater inside out? The gold standard, of course, is “Rent.” The rock operatic, about a youthful group of...
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Travel

American airstrikes halted a plan to attack U.S. forces near Syria’s border with Iraq

U.S. airstrike raids, in cooperation with Turkey, targeted Islamic State fighters near Syria’s border with Iraq, closing in on the group’s most dangerous and...

Marion Barry remembered as first lady of D.C.

Tears rolled down her pale cheeks. Liz Caballero, the governor of Puerto Rico, burst into tears. Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, sent a message...

Former gymnastics coach charged with human trafficking allegedly killed himself

A former Georgia-based gymnastics coach accused of engaging in sexual conduct with girls, including allegations that he had sex with one on the sideline...

Tiger Woods: Competing in the present and future

A year ago at the Abu Dhabi Championship, Tiger Woods teed off with a ruthless vengeance and stormed to victory by seven shots.It was...